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final thoughts in "end point," governor, can you start for us? >> sure. when the president spoke yesterday about how medicaid and medicare and social security are not problems for the country, they're a huge asset, they're important to so many people i thought he was exactly right and one of the things with fix the debt is to say look these things are important, they're valuable, we need to establish them on a solid basis in which they're going to be here for a long time to come and not put them so much at the whim and the will of what's going on financially in the nation. >> what does the gop do next from this speech? >> one thing i believe is in politics, nothing is ever as good or as bad as you think it is and watching president obama yesterday it reminded me the 2010 setback he had, he overcame and got reelected. republicans shouldn't be too down about the loss in november. we got a quick chato quit chasi
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objects and i think we'll be okay. >> thank you for being with us. coming up tomorrow on "starting point" the president and creative director of just fab, kimora lee simmons will join us. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello happening now. >> missed opportunity with the inauguration speech? sharp reaction to the president's inaugural speech. then a night to remember. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> the first lady stepping out in ravishing red, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos.
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combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. and heads up, a high school wrestler pinned under a ceiling light. amazingly the kid is all right. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. depending on what side of the aisle you're on, you probably either loved the president's
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inaugural address or you absolutely hated it. for all the people who praised the 19-minute speech, just as many are criticizing it. it hit on some controversial topics like gay marriage, immigration reform and climate change and the president brought up the end of war. >> this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steel our resolve and proved our resilience, a decade of war is now ending. [ applause ] an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands, youth and drive, diversity, and openness. >> criticism of that speech doesn't just come from republicans, james fallows, national correspondent for "the atlantic" former speechwriter
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for president jimmy carter writes "now, well it's almost as if he has won re-election and knows he will never have to run again and hears the clock ticking on his last chance to use the power of the presidency on the causes he cares about." dan lothian joins us from the national cathedral where the national prayer service will begin in the next hour so the president's liberal town, i ne thinking it won't smooth things over with republicans. >> reporter: it could present a challenge for the president. some republicans looked at yesterday's remarks as a chance to essentially start over with a clean slate looking forward to the next four years, but there was sort of this criticism pushed back on the president's tone, you heard from senator john mccain saying that, quote, he would have like to have seen some outreach in the president's marks, senator john thune of south dakota calling it "mostly 30,000 foot stuff" he, referring to the president, "wasn't doing the kind of outreach he needs to do if he wants to get things
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accomplished in the second term" and senator susan collins republican of maine chiming in, she had hoped the president's speech would be a little less partisan than it was at times. we heard the pushback in social media particular attention to a comment ali line about the nati of takers and apparent swipe at former gop opponent mitt romney. while a lot of people are celebrating the president's remarks and where the president plans to take the country over the next four years, some concern as well especially from republicans, carol. >> dan, this was also the first time a sitting president addressed the topic of gay marriage in an inaugural address. listen to what the president said. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be
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equal as well. >> it's interesting the president chose this time to make his strongest stand, because as you know, dan, the supreme court will take up same-sex marriage in march. >> reporter: that's right. carol, i don't think it should be too much of a surprise because recall over the first term, much of the first term the president was evolving on this issue of gay marriage, only in may that the president finally come out in support of same-sex marriage and so i don't think we should be too surprised by that. this apparently is a continuation of that evolution, and one interesting point is we're here at the washington national cathedral here in washington for the prayer service, as you pointed out. this is a church that less than two weeks ago came out saying that they would support same-sex marriages and taking part in the service today an openly gay pastor, reverend nancy wilson, she will be, along with others, offering prayers for the president and the vice president, as they look to push their agenda forward here in the
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next four years. >> dan lothian reporting live from the national cathedral in washington, d.c., this morning. michelle obama's style is evolving right along with the economy, social issues and government spending. she'll have four more years in her high profile position as first lady and agenda, all while making a fashion statement doing it. it sounds so shallow, doesn't it? pulitzer prize winning journalist robyn jiovan, good morning. thank you for being here. >> good morning. >> it always sounds so silly when you talk about the first lady's fashion but there is meaning behind it. please expound on that. >> yes, you know, i think it's one of the things that frustrates people within the fashion industry and probably a good deal of people who cover it. there seems t be this idea that these dresses, these suits that people wear and that they buy
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somehow just sort of drop out of the sky, that they're made by elves or something. we're talking about a $350 billion industry, an industry made up of a tremendous number of small businesses who, that employ actual live people. so to have a conversation about the impact of a first lady really underscoring the american fashion industry is really a conversation about a first lady who is celebrating american business. >> besides the money she makes for the fashion industry her choice this is time around, some are saying, even you were saying because i read your article in "the washington post" that she sort of, through our fashion choices, is setting her second term agenda. what do you mean by that? >> well, you know, she would, i am quite sure, be loath to describe fashion as a priority in the sense that it's something that she spends an inordinate
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amount of time to do so. she uses fashion to make a statement about the tone of the administration. i think for instance her style for this inauguration was far more subdued, far more pragmatic, far more i think mature in a way than what she wore the first time around. and i think that's an indication that this administration has gone from this kind of fizzy hope and optimism to a real sense of pragmatism that still has glamour and shine to it. >> and just a last question. some say, and you're right about her fashion choices because in the first inaugural, her fashion choices were very feminine, and the second, sometimes not so much. there are a lot of people wish that michelle obama would, i don't know, grab some more substantivmeasures.
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it's nice to say children shouldn't be overweight because they shouldn't. it's nice to stand up for military families, that's politically correct, and correct to say, but some want her to go farther than that, and get into something controversial, like for example suicides within the militaries, why not talk about that problem? >> well, you know, i think that oftentimes people, particularly in this sort of media tweeting instagraming age that people confuse substance with controversy, simply because something does not spark this kind of battle of pundits and talking heads and partisanship, doesn't mean that it's without substan substance, that it's not significant, and that it won't have a lasting impact on american lives. >> robin givhan, thank you so much for joining thus morninus
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morning. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. coming up, jason wu on his dress design for first lady michelle obama. that's about 25 minutes from now, with alina cho. a wintry blast is causing problems all over the united states. authorities say one person was killed during this massive accident in ohio, down near cincinnati, it involved 86 vehicles. the deadly pile-up was one of many multiple crashes in ohio due to the blinding snow. more frigid temperatures are on the way, too. meteorologist jennifer delgado is here to tell us how much worse this weather may get. i saw the temperature in minnesota and i was afraid. >> you should be afraid and carol, it really is a serious matter. we're talking some of the windchill values have dropped down to minus 51 and if you're in the outdoor air and say if you're in a windchill minus 30, it only takes ten minutes to develop frost bite with light winds and right now the current windchill values are still well below freezing, minus 23 in
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minneapolis. we're also talking in green bay as well as into milwaukee bitterly cold and the cold conditions will stick around really for a good portion of the week. we are going to see those windchill values to come up just a bit but we still have advisories in place looks like through about noon local times for parts of the midwest and of course it spreads all the way over towards parts of new england. the other part of the story you just showed the video, a lot of snow has been coming down in some of these parts along lake erie, ontario, we could see three feet of snow, carol. of course that is a whopper. they've been dealing with dry conditions over the last several months but it's a return. >> jennifer delgado, thank you so much. >> keep safe. >> absolutely. it's not something you think about prince harry, william's brother, third in line to the british throne, perhaps more commonly known for drunken antics than a soldier on the front lines of afghanistan. max foster shows us a more serious side of the british
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royal. >> reporter: they call this vhr, very high readiness. it might look like down time but the call to fly can come at any time. it happened once in the middle of an interview. >> it wasn't done in the wrong way but it was just -- >> reporter: it wasn't just being able to do his job that made harry value his deployment to afghanistan so highly. it was the simplicity of his life out here. prince harry stayed in these simple containers when he was here in camp bastian, a far cry from the palaces he grew up in, and when he was working overnights, things were even more basic. >> this is my bed, i don't really make it when i'm down here which is a joy. that's it, made. paradigm phone is this is as much privacy as one would get. >> reporter: it was while he was out here harry received news his sister-in-law, the duchess of
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cambridge, was expecting a baby. >> can't wait to be uncle. seems unfair they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's just the media for you. i just only hope that she gets the necessary protection to allow her as a mother, mother-to-be to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. too much light there, that's the thing. >> reporter: harry's own privacy is clearly a concern for the prince as well, and he made little attempt to hide it. >> i never wanted you guys to be out here, but there was an agreement made to invite you out on the deal that you, the media didn't speculate before my deployment. that's the only reason you guys are out here. >> reporter: back home, the media glare will inevitably be brighter and the pressure back on to find a partner. >> you feel like you find the right person and everything feels right t takes time especially for myself and my brother. you're never going to find someone who is going to jump into the position that it would hold, as simple as that.
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>> reporter: perhaps harry's main interests himself will be getting back out to the front line as soon as he can. max foster, cnn, camp bastian, afghanistan. atari, ahh, the memories, remember that? it might be game over though for the '80s video game icon. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. a typical family pays $155,000 in "wall street" fees on their 401(k)s? go to e-trade. and roll over your old 401(k)s
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host howie kurtz. kelley tells kurtz her life is now a nightmare. atari has filed for bankruptcy, the move intended to allow the u.s. company to break away from its unprofitable french parent company, atari u.s. is now looking for buyers for some of its assets, including the company's games catalogue. and take a look at this, yes, that's exactly what it looks like, a massive boulder that has crashed into a home, happened in st. george, utah. the woman who was at home at the time was injured and she was taken to the hospital. she's since checked out but understandably, she decided to check into a motel to recover fully. it's not known what caused this boulder to come loose. some in hollywood may want to censor a new book that claims to give an inside look at scientology from the perspective of one of its most famous defectors, aacademy award winning director paul hagus.
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cnn's miguel marquez explains. >> you are a being, an intelligence, a consciousness. >> reporter: going clear in scientology is reaching a higher level of consciousness, and clearing one's self of past subconscious events. scientologists believe going clear gives them access to a life force and they become what they call o.t.s or operating thetans. >> you have a body. you have a mind. you are a thetan. >> he writes "going clear" the author puts scientology and its status aas a religion under a microscope. wright focuses on scientology's obsession with celebrity through its most famous defector, writer/director paul hagus. he won two oscars for "crash." he left the church after his daughters coming out as lesbian forced him to take a look at
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scientology, he discovered accounts on websites about children working for hours on end, this from nbc's "rock center." >> it's horrible treatment these kids had, terrible, they're made to work so often and all day long and these terrible conditions. [ bleep ] them for that. yeah, they should be taken down for that. >> reporter: in a statement the church says it diligently followed and continues to follow all child labor laws in every state or country in which it operates. the church says complaints about children being forced to perform chores for long hours are unfounded. haggis says he found himself in trouble with the church when he crossed its biggest celebrity, tom cruise, who had worked for years to recruit director steven spielberg into the church, haggis says cruise blamed him for foiling his efforts. the book delves into the tight relationship between cruise and david nescavich, the organization's leader. in 2004 he was awarded the actor
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scientology's freedom medal of valor. >> these are the times now, people, okay? these are the times we will all remember. were you there? what did do you? >> reporter: karen presley worked in hollywood's celebrity center in the 1980s and was part of scientology's vanguard or seaorg. >> when david nescavich took over the leadership of the church he decided to focus on celebrities because the name of scientology had lost so much power. he felt that bringing big names into scientology was the way to build credibility back. >> reporter: before cruise, john travolta was scientology's biggest star. ♪ welcome back >> reporter: joining the church before his breakout role as vinny barabarino. >> you made that up. >> reporter: in the 1970s sitcom "welcome back, kotter." researching and writing the book over three years, wright found travolta had a troubled
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relationship with the church, threatening to be outed as gay if he didn't fall into line. in the book, he's quoted as using a gay slur when speaking privately of travolta. the church calls that a lie from an unreliable source. travolta has been married to kelly preston since 1991. the church's lawyer told cnn it adam antly denies it has, or would ever disclose or threat on it disclose a member's private information. presley says she experienced it itself, after being deemed as sp, suppressive person. she had been sent for punishment in 1990 at the church's gold base in the desert east of los angeles. >> we were made to do hard labor, half of every day, and then the other half of the day we were spent on our rehabilitation program, where we were to confront our treasonous
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actions to scientology. >> in a statement they said it is a completely voluntary program of spiritual rehabilitation and the claims of abuse while participating in the programs are false." it includes a waiver form karen signed in 1990. she told cnn she signed the document under duress. after the death of its founder l. ron hubbard in 1986 nascavich at time uses physical violence to get his way and punish subordinates, claims again church leaders vigorously denied in the book and to cnn in 20020. >> the allegations are untrue, there is nothing of the sort as they're describing. >> he's never kicked somebody? >> absolutely not. >> never pumpbld somebody?
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>> absolutely not. >> never strangled somebody? >> absolutely not, never, never, never. >> reporter: the church says the book is full of many mistake, unfounded statements, and utterly false facts, it is infused with religious bigotry. publishing in the uk and canada have shied away from publishing the book. the church has a rebuttal to the book. still the book is in its second printing. >> miguel this book names names of major players in the hollywood. what's the reaction been? >> the reaction has been swift and furious from the church of scientology, both to mr. wright and his publisher and even to cnn at this point. mr. wright does say, lawrence wright, who wrote that book says that he has been threatened with legal action, that several of the people he spoke to have been harassed and threatened with legal action and randomhouse says it, too, has been
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threatened with legal action. cnn sent off a number of questions to the church of scientology as we were developing the story, the church got back to us with several different statements, both from lawyers and from the church itself. we're going to put these up online later, so that the church's response, their full response to all of our questions can be seen, but it is a full throttled response. carol? >> miguel marquez reporting live from los angeles. anderson cooper will have more tonight on "ac 360" joined by lawrence wright, the book's embattled author, 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here on cnn. still ahead, talk back question today, obama's speech, what was your takeaway?, or tweet me @carolcnn. (announcer) make mornings special,
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question, obama's speech, what was your takeaway? conservatives are saying, i told you so, with no election to lose, president obama in the eyes of some republicans declared the end of reaganism. >> this was really obama unbound. this speech today was an ode to big government. it was a hymn to big government. >> in other words, reagan's famous government is not the solution, government is the problem, is dead, dead, dead. what's alive now, government regulations on just about every facet of american life. >> together we determine that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed
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travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers, together we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune. >> progressives are over the moon. msnbc's chris matthews gushed there's so much of lincoln in obama's speech, with one exception. lincoln's second inaugural speech included this famous line "with malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." arguably there was little of that in obama's speech, no extended talk of working together, of bipartisanship, but there was a not so veiled slam at republican paul ryan, congressional budget chairman and former vice presidential candidate who once said 60% of americans are takers because
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they take more in government benefits than they pay in. and about those benefits, mr. president? >> they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> so the talkback question for you this morning, obama's speech, what was your takeaway,, or tweet me @carolcnn. your responses later this hour. i'll be right back.
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obama's inaugural speech to be all warm and fuzzy you were wrong, it was a tough speech and unlike his first address, the president laid out his second term agenda, and it very much includes government as a solution. >> together we determine a modern economy requires railroads and modern highways to speed commerce, together we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune. >> don't agree with all of that? expect a fight, bipartisanship was not part of the president's speech. senator john mccain said of obama's speech, "this is the eight inauguration i've been so and always there's been a portion of the speech where the president says i reach out my
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hand because we need to work together. that was no the speech." maria cardona is a cnn trat gist and contributor, and anna in a va know cnn conservative strategist. some said it was an ode to big government, it was a hymn to big government. anna are those conservatives right? >> i think it was an ode to the progressive agenda. i've heard progressives on tv describing it as one of the most progressive speeches they've heard and so if that's what progressives are thinking, conservatives and republicans are thinking much more so. i heard, carol, a heard a lot of progressive ideology sandwiched in between some talk of togetherness and unity. i was one of those republicans that was hoping for a speech that would inspire the nation that would unite. we've got so much division. look, this is his inaugural. it's his speech.
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it's his tone, it's the way he's going to go down in history but for those of us who were expecting sag that would be inspirational to the entire nation, that would do what president kennedy do, did, make us all ask what can we do for our country? this speech wasn't it. it was president obama's speech. he had his right to do it. i don't resent it. >> maria, some conservatives say you can pretty much tell that president obama's agenda, part of his agenda in the second term is to absolutely crush republicans in congress, and do what he wants as president, with the power of the office. >> well, i certainly wouldn't go that far, but i definitely think that, from this speech, we do have a preview of a president who is absolutely much more confident about the values that he underscored during the campaign, and that, frankly, got him elected and this was his message, basically saying he will continue to fight for those values because he believes that the majority of the american people are with him. what are those values?
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the fact that we need to make sure to fix our problems, focused on the middle class, that the solutions cannot be unbalanced, and that this is where medicaid and social security and the social safety net come in. it doesn't mean that he's not going to deal with the debt and the deficit. he's going to deal with it in a balanced manner. he talked about immigration reform, gay rights, he talked about equal rights for women. this is where the country is or is headed, carol, and i think this was an underscoring of this president, basically telling the american people that he's going to fight for those values, because he believes that's where the majority of the american people are. he also talked about unity that we can't do any of this unless we do it together, and that, i think, was the notion of unity and demonstrating to republicans that he wants to work with them on this. >> i didn't really get that from his speech, maria, i didn't get the unity thing and working with republicans. in fact, anna, i want to ask anna about this. >> neither did i, carol. >> republicans are at an extreme
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disadvantage, for example, the debt ceiling, let's just use that as one example. republicans said we don't want to raise the debt ceiling. president obama said i'm not going to bargain with the debt ceiling and republicans in congress are going to vote to raise temporarily the debt ceiling on wednesday. it seems the president has the upper hand, and maybe that's why his speech was so darned tough. >> well, look, there's no doubt that being the president of the united states gives you the biggest bully pulpit there is in the nation, and i think he realized that and he is using it. part of that speech yesterday talked about taking it to the citizens and having the citizens continue being part of this process and pushing, but you know, with the debt ceiling, i think republicans were actually trying to extend an olive branch and found themselves rebuffed yesterday. if we had said pick the most controversial, divisive issues in the country right now, they are the issues that president obama chose to speak of
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yesterday. he's got a state of the union coming up in a couple of weeks. i would have expected that that would be a place where he laid out his agenda, his priorities, his specifics but i didn't expect it in yesterday's inaugural, but again, it's his speech, his party, can he cry if he wants to. >> anna navarro and maria cardona, thank you. a commuter takes a terrifying fall onto the tracks, ooh! we'll tell you what happened next. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away.
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40 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories, look closely at this video from madrid, a woman waiting for a subway train faints and falls overonto the tracks t happened while a train was entering the station. police officer jumped down to get her out safely and the driver managed to stop the train just in the knick of time. conda recalls 748,000 of its mini vans and pilot suvs. some of the driver's side airbags may have been assembled without rivets for the plastic cover. if the rivets are missing the air bag may not deploy properly. it is the second recall of honda's in over a month. in michigan strong winds
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damaged what's left of the roof of the ppant pontiac silver dom in detroit. small tear could be repaired so the roof wcould be repaired. >> chinese censors james bond scene where a security guard was shot in a shanghai skyscraper was cut out as well as a reference being a prostitute in the past. china has no movie ratings system, so it's not unusual for them to clip things out. michelle obama once again she was the belle of the inaugural ball. the first lady wowing the crowd in the vibrant ruby red dress designed by jason wu. alina cho is in new york with the man the first lady has called on for some of her most high profile fashion moments. >> good morning, i am so proud and happy to say i have jason wu
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the designer of michelle obama's inaugural gown live here with me in the studio. jason, first of all, congratulations. >> thank you. >> last night, you tweet tweeted #inshock. i think we need to remind people you had no idea. >> i had no idea. >> just like the last time. >> just like the last time and i felt just as good. >> i bet it did. >> i was just elated. >> i bet it did. four years ago you were having a domino's pizza with a friend in your apartment. this time it was more festive. >> it was more, right now we're working on the fall collection and we were all still working, we had been working until like 10:00, 10:30, and we had to watch and when the second she came out everyone just let out the biggest scream, the whole entire studio, it was amazing, the energy was amazing. >> you had a little bit of a problem with the computer, it was buffering. >> of course it was buffering the moment she was about to come out. i was like no, this cannot be and thankfully -- >> we were able to obtain, thank
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you very much, an exclusive look at your sketch of the gown. >> yes. >> that is a sketch, just sort of walk me through your thoughts and what was going through your mind beginning with that color, red. it was so striking. >> i chose ruby red, it was a custom weave fabric. i wanted it to look festive but i also wanted it to be soft so that combination of velvet and chiffon was really important so we wove, it was all handloomed, the fabric and little bets of velvet sewn into a floral fabric. >> you felt it was confident for a first lady? >> well, i feel like with dressing for big occasions, i think it's really important to always really think about the client and to me i just had mrs. obama, you couldn't think about everything that comes with it, being so nervous or start
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second-guessing myself. my first image was red. i felt red was confident and it was, you know, it's commanding and beautiful and passionate and all of those things describe michelle obama to knme. >> this was the shocker of all shocks to the fashion world. i think everyone was thrilled that you got a shot four years ago. >> yes. >> but to have it happen twice, it's like lightning striking twice. >> it's really been, you know, of course it's incredible that the first lady decided to wear me again. i'm beyond honored and i'm beyond thrilled to have this opportunity and to be a part of american history in such a significant way, in my own little field, and you know, it's really, what is quite interesting is that, how the two of us have evolved over the last four years. i mean, the first lady has really evolved beautifully into her role and her style has really evolved and myself as
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well, and my own way, i as a designer have matured. i keep owni inhoning my craft a that's been interesting to see what it's like four years later, to do it again, and to see how far we've all come. >> you talk about her, you both, she evolved her look, too, with the haircut and bangs? >> i love her new haircut. to me, she can do no wrong. >> all right, listen, jason wu, congratulations. >> thank you. >> we should remind our viewers you're just 30 years old. there's a lot more left for you to do, even after you've received all of these accolades, congratulations. >> i got to put on my show in two books. >> that's right, you've got work to do, four hours of sleep, that's right. >> yes. >> jason wu, thank you so much. >> thank you, alina. >> carol back to you. >> thanks alina and jason wu. still ahead, obama's speech what
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40 years ago today americans were fighting in vietnam, watergate was a bungled burglary and the supreme court legalized abortion, the landmark case roo v. wade, divides and
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millions of americans choose opposite sides of the argument, legal rights versus moral wrongs. according to a new poll from nbc and "the wall street journal" a majority of americans for the first time want abortion to be legal in most or all cases. 54% in all feel that way. 35% say abortion should be legal only in the case of rape, incest and to save the mother's life. 9% say illegal without any exceptions. legalizing abortion is one of the biggest single issues to shape american culture legal little and politically. our next guest is involved as a cultural analyst and ethic cyst. pia delaney, she joins us live from seattle. welcome, pia. >> hi, carol, good to be with you. >> good to be -- we're glad to have you here. we crunched the poll numbers and the polls show in the last four months a slight uptick among americans supporting abortion rights, most or all of the time.
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why do you think that's changed? >> you know, honestly i'm not surprised to see those numbers change. abortion has become, it's become a value issue and the past election cycle showed us that. the democratic party ran and pe responded. i think it's something that in many ways is a given and we see that with our funding. i mean, planned parenthood is funded more than half a billion dollars every year. this has become part of our culture. and i think we need to do more to really focus. to my mind this is a civil rights issue of now, of today, and we need to make it the civil rights issue and really talk about what's involved, the lives that are involved. >> and i just want to make it clear, you're anti-abortion rights, that's right? >> that's correct, yes. >> just to follow-up to that first question about why the poll numbers have risen and the number of people who support abortion rights. during the election, as you know, todd akin, richard
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mourdock, two men running for federal office said some unwise things perhaps about race and abortion. do you think that kind of hurt your cause? >> oh, i'm sure it did, and we had -- those clips were run over and over and over and over again and there's no way that that did not affect public opinion. it's unfortunate. i think both of those candidates have very good pro life voting records. what they said was simply unfortunate. they clearly did not know how to communicate what it is that they believe and why they believe it and i think that it became a huge liability for them costing them both of their races. >> now the other side would say, you know, especially the comment by todd akin when he said this legitimate rape can protect a woman against pregnancy and somehow a woman's body can protect itself when -- from a pregnancy in the course of rape, and of course that's ridiculous as you know and i know, but the
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other side would say that todd akin's comments were a reminder to women and their abortion rights and how that might be taken away and that's why the poll numbers changed. >> you know, again, i think it was a clip that was played over and over again. the reality is that in this country there is a very strong pro life movement, it's the strongest in the world. we are a global example of how to keep the issue going. we also are an example in terms of our pregnancy help centers. i serve on the board of heartbeat international which is a global network of pregnancy help centers in the united states. there are about 25 of these centers. some are full medical clinics, others aren't, and they help women to feel as if they have some choice besides abortion because if you talk to women who have had abortions, most of them feel as if they had no choice but to have an abortion, and in these centers we see pro lifers, they are stepping up to the plate. they are helping women with their basic needs. they're saying, hey, what is it
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that you want? what is the problem? how can we help you? medical care, is it helping you to find a place to live, is it helping you to get a job? what can we do to help make your life more stable so that you're in a good place to make a choice? and most of these centers are staffed by volunteers. to me this is a tremendous indication of the heart of the pro life movement and yet we're going to have some people that speak, you know, poorly, they don't know how to articulate thoughts, but if you look at the heart of the pro life movement, this friday in washington, d.c., there will be hundreds of thousands of pro lifers coming out from all over the country, and this is a story that usually doesn't get reported on the main street media, but they will be there. they will be marching to commemorate the 40th an very sorry of roe. the crowds are large. it's a great indication of the movement. if you want to know what the pro life movement is about, look at the work we do. >> thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it.
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>> thanks for having me. coming up on our next hour, a closer look at the other side of the abortion argument. we'll talk to nancy keenan, the outgoing president of the national abortion action rights movement. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it was designed to escape the ordinary. it feels like it can escape gravity. ♪ the 2013 c-class coupe. ♪ starting at $37,800. ♪
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the head coaches in super bowl xlvii wants the focus to be on the players and not on the fact that they're brothers. jim harbaugh of the san
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francisco 49ers and john harbaugh of the baltimore ravens think it's pretty cool for brothers to face off in the super bowl. still, the two have coached against each other in a thanksgiving 2011 game. john feels the family angle has been covered enough. >> every story has been told. we're not that interesting. there's nothing more to learn. the tape across the middle of the room story, you know? it's okay. we're just like any other, you know, family really. >> yeah, just like every other family in america with two sons in the super bowl. any who, thinking of buying a ticket for the big game? you'll have to go to the secondary market, as they say, and shell out big bucks. stubhub has seats ranging from $316,000, but you can also pick up a ticket for a mere $2,045. that's crazy. a hockey fan gets kicked out for not being rowdy but wearing a coat and tie.
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he showed up in the seat behind the ottawa senators bench looking just like head coach paul mcclain, bushy moustache and all. ushers removed him from the arena. i guess the senator's management really doesn't have a sense of humor. watch this closely. a high school wrestler doesn't get pinned by an opponent but by a huge light fixture. he got up after the crash and simply walked away. he later tweeted he was fine. he got some stitches on his face. he may be left with a scar but he'll always have a great story to tell. that's a look at sports this morning. morning. the next hour of cnn starts now. -- captions by vitac --
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why wait? stories we're watching right now. capping the inaugural event, the presidential prayer service going on right now. we'll take you live to washington's national cathedral. the great american debate over legalized abortion, it became the law of the land 40 years ago today and remains one of our most divisive issues. we'll hear from someone on the front lines of this ongoing fight. it's been 21 years since one of the most famous sexual harassment cases of the year. now a movie documenting anita hill's life is debuting at sundance. >> it wasn't my desire to talk about sexual harassment or to expose it. >> hill talks about her life now and closing a painful chapter.
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plus, facebook and twitter can get you fired about what you post about your job. we'll tell you why a government agency is now saying, wait a minute, your employer can't do that. "newsroom" starts now. good mornings. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. a solemn morning after last night's gala. you're looking at a live picture from inside washington's national cathedral. the national prayer service will begin in a half an hour from now. when the prayers start we'll bring it to you live. dan lothian is there. dan, any notable arrivals yet? >> reporter: we have not seen any notable arrivals, but a lot of dignitaries will be here along with the president and vice president. this is part of a long tradition here in washington and here at the national cathedral dating back at the cathedral to 1933, fdr's first inauguration.
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it has not been consistent here throughout the years, but most recently it did. the trend continued beginning with the second term of ronald regan in 1985. the only exception to that is former president bill clinton. he did not have his inaugural prayer services here for both terms. instead he went to another church in washington, amc church, historically black church, for his prayer services. what usually happens during these services, the president will not make any remarks but instead there's music, there are bible readings and perhaps even some poems as well and prayers, prayers for the country and also prayers for the president and the vice president as they launch into their second term, carol. >> dan lothian reporting live. we'll get back to you. delivering today's sermon, a man with midwestern roots, reverend adam hamilton.
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his church is the largest methodist church in the country. grown to more than 18,000 parishioners. reverend hamilton an accomplished author writing more than a dozen books and he will not shy away from hot button issues like homosexuality. >> i would probably still find myself more on the conservative side of this issue were it not for all of the people i've met. >> he'll tackle another controversial issue, but this one is from 150 years ago. his 15-minute speech chosen by reverend hamilton himself will focus on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. despite preaching in front of a thousand each weekend, the reverend says he's a little bit nervous for today. the inaugural prayer service scheduled to start in 25 minutes. we'll take you back there when it starts. here's another sign of the times. 40 years ago americans were fighting in vietnam, watergate was a bungled burglary and the
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landmark case, roe v. wade still divides and inflames generations years later. legal rights versus moral wrongs and those divisions haven't changed much since 1973. according to a new poll from nbc and "the wall street journal", a majority of americans for the first time want abortion to be legal in most or all cases. 54% in all feel that way. 35% say abortion should be legal only in cases of rape, incest, and to save the mother's life. 9% say illegal without exceptions. legalizing abortion is one of the biggest single issues to shape american culture, both legally and politically. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is in washington with more. do you think the u.s. supreme court will actually revisit roe v. wade any time soon? >> reporter: carol, you know, justices can only take up the cases that come their way. in other words, through the courts. so the first thing that has to
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happen is the right case has to come to them, and right now antiabortion activists can do the math. you've got a shaky 5 to 4 conservative majority on the court. it doesn't really inspire confidence that roe would be overturned if the issue were taken up right now. in fact, there's a risk, and that risk is upholding roe in the 21st century would effectively end the debate for decades to come. that's power precedent at the court. instead of attacking roe head on, the opponents have essentially been doing what they've been doing for years, chipping away at its impact. they support some restrictions on abortion that don't go to the heart of the case, things like government funding, parental consent, bans on later term abortions and so on, carol. >> joe johns, reporting live from washington this morning. our next guest is involved in the debate as an abortion rights activist. nancy keenan is president of narol pro choice america.
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she joins us from washington. welcome. >> great to be here, carol. thank you. >> it's interesting you wanted us to refer to your organization as pro choice america. i've read numerous articles that your organization doesn't like the term pro choice any longer. >> pro choice america is what this country reflects. people in the country that don't believe that politicians belong in this decision, that it's between a woman, a doctor, and her god and that the bureaucrats, the politicians should stay out of it. here we are 40 years later making sure that that right and freedom is -- remains for women across the country. >> some abortion rights activists say pro choice seems to say you either choose between life and death and that's why they don't like the term. >> you know, it's a term is a term. i think the issue here is who makes the decision? who decides? and there are some on the anti-choice side that say that government should make the decision, a politician should make the decision and not a woman and her doctor and her
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family. and so the terms can be something that is debated one way or another fundamentally we believe in the right and the privacy of women to make these decisions and not the politicians that either sit in the statehouse or here in washington, d.c. >> a recent cover of "time magazine" says 40 years ago abortion rights activists won an epic victory in roe v. wade. they've been losing ever since. joe johns mentioned it. that slow chipping away at the decision in state legislatures across america. what's your take? >> well, i think the issue is not that it's legal anymore. roe remains that abortion is legal in this country. the question becomes access. what the other side has been doing is denying women access by throwing barriers up. when we see when the people have a chance to vote, example is in mississippi on the percent is he vut amendment. we reject that. they rejected an outright ban in
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south dakota twice. when the people have a chance to put that ballot in the box, they reject this kind of anti-choice activity. now elections matter, and you have to elect politicians that protect that right and that freedom and not the folks, quite honestly, like the todd akin's who showed up here and don't even understand how a woman's body works let alone him making a decision for women across this country. >> you have to admit that his comments, his unfortunate comments kind of field your movement. i think there was a poll out that women under 30 have no idea what roe v. wade is. they have no idea! todd akin introduced it and he did the work for you. >> not necessarily. we fought so that our daughters and our granddaughters wouldn't have to worry about this issue. what we learned in todd akin, an anti-choice politician, you forever have to be vigilant, that they never stop, they don't give up until they deny women
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this basic freedom in this country. so, yes, younger generation, they are working in this movement. they are fighting and the fact of the matter is we have to be vigilant and the other side is never going to give up until they take this right away from women all over this country. >> nancy keenan, president of narol pro choice america, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> my pleasure. thank you. senator diane feinstein plans to introduce a bill this month, actually this week, to place a ban on assault weapons. feinstein had promised to introduce the legislation in the wake of the newtown shootings. says the bill will ban the sale, transfer, importing and possession of assault weapons but would not be effective retroactively. similar legislation will be pro pieced in the house. we expect her to introduce her bill thursday. countdown on capitol hill tomorrow. secretary of state hillary clinton due to testify on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed under siege.
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on a japanese airliner? boston this month. that fire, coupled with a couple of other incidents, led to the grounding of the plane. here's a new snapshot on the housing recovery. the national association of realtors just announced that sales of existing homes are at their highest level in five years. but for the month of december the group noticed sales dipped 1%. and take a look at this, it's exactly what it looks like. a massive boulder that's crashed into a home. happened in saint george, utah. a woman was home. she was injured. she was taken to the hospital. she's gone to the hospital and has checked out. she's checked into a motel. facebook and twitter can get you fired, just ask charlie sheen, anthony weiner, or gilbert gottfried, but now a government agency that protects workers' rights says companies need to be clearer when it comes to what you're not allowed to say on social media.
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alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange to explain. good morning. >> good morning, carol. it's easy to get in trouble when you're on social media. what the national labor relations is doing is picking apart social media policies at companies. it's trying to refine its position and really laying out what's legal and what's not. let me start with an example from an actual social media policy from an unnamed company. employees are prohibited from posting information regarding the employer on any social networking site that could be deemed material nonpublic information. what the labor relations board said is this kind of restriction is not allowed because the issue is it limits an employee's right to discuss these issues at the workplace, to discuss them freely. also, the policy says the nlrb is just too vague. the labor relations board is even backing a number of employees who complained that they've been fired unfairly for violating their employer's social media policies. in fact, the board has even ordered that some people who lost their jobs, carol, because of what was posted on the social
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networks, that they should get their old jobs back, carol. >> but, i mean, is the government saying there's no line? there's no line you can't cross? >> no, it's not saying that. so, i mean, just keep in mind, if you can't say it in person, you can't say it online, that's at least what the nlrb is saying. it supports some restrictions in social media policies if they're specific, and what it asks is that employees be respectful and fair and courteous online. give you an example. it says harassment, bullying, discrimination, or retaliation that would not be permissible in the workplace is not permissible between co workers online. again, employers cannot restrict employee rights. so you can't say anything you want though online but it is restricted in some ways. i mean, the same with posting pictures, carol. probably wouldn't be a wise move to blatantly post naked pictures of yourself on facebook. probably wouldn't be a good idea. common sense goes a long way in
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that as well. are you okay there? >> i'll take your advice and never, never do that. alison kosik. i needed to laugh this morning. thanks so much. more than two decades after accusing clarence thomas of sexual harassment, anita hill is back. she's starring in a new documentary and talking about her life after her landmark testimony. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time?
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>> it is only after a great deal of agonizing consideration and great number of sleepless nights that i am able to talk of these unpleasant matters. >> i remember that like it was yesterday. during those nine hours of testimony it was attacked as a scorned woman with an axe to grind and accused of lying. despite that, thomas was confirmed and anita hill dropped out of the spotlight. now she has resurfaced in a documentary that premiered at sundance. nischelle turner is in park city. you got a chance to talk with anita hill. what did she say? >> reporter: well, she said a lot, carol. by the way, she said, first of
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all, that whole thing changed her life, as i'm sure you can imagine. i asked her point blank, did you believe that saying what you said and the testimony that you gave would end up being a modern day statement for sexual harassment in the workplace? here's what she said. >> it wasn't my desire to talk about sexual harassment or to expose it as the critical issue it is. my desire was to give testimony about the competency of clarence thomas to be on the supreme court. it was almost like unintended consequences. >> reporter: then the attacks came. do you ever think, why did i do that? >> i knew why i did it. i always knew why i did it. >> did you regret doing it? >> i didn't regret doing it. i regretted that i had not been better prepared, but i don't think there was any way to be prepared. i regret so many people got
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hurt. i could do nothing about that. >> reporter: you know, i went on to ask her if she had forgiven justice thomas. she parsed her words. she said at this point it's not about forgiveness for her. what she's still trying to do 21 years later is process the whole thing and move forward with her life but she admits she's had a hard time doing that and she really hasn't put it all behind her yet. i also asked her if she had a chance to see senator arlen specter again before he passed away. he was one of her most dogged critics. she actually ran into him at an alumni event for the university of oklahoma. he came up to her and said, we should work on a project together. she said, well, that's rather interesting. carol, this documentary, by the way, open to a standing ovation here at sundance. >> you say she wants to put it behind her yet she's -- i guess she's cooperating with the documentary maker. why the documentary now.
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>> reporter: well, that's a good question. i asked the director that, why now and why you? because there have been other people that have approached her about doing projects and she said after talking to frieda, there had been some people she said no to. she just felt like it was right, it was the right time, she was at a place in her life now that she could talk about it, that she could put it out there and that she didn't feel so, i guess, icky still the about the whole thing. >> nischelle turner reporting live. i totally got that. nischelle turner reporting live from park city, utah, this morning. the president's inaugural celebration will officially end this morning with a visit to the national cathedral. taking a look at a live picture. we're just minutes away from the start of the national prayer service, the obamas and the bidens will be in attendance. we'll explore the question, why does faith play such a major role in the white house? if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four.
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good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching in the newsroom. 26 minutes past the hour. some face seeing wind chills to 50 degrees below zero. example, in minneapolis, minnesota, people woke up to 12 degrees below zero. it was 21 degrees below zero in duluth. we're learning more about a 57-year-old texas man killed in
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algeria. victor lovelady was killed. his daughter told her he actually felt safe there. >> nothing has happened there in so long. my friends have been doing it for so long. it's so safe. we have protection, and he really, truly felt safe there. >> a total of 37 hostages were killed at the plant. at least 5 people still not accounted for. venezuela's foreign minister has met with hugo chavez. he's still making decision force the country. cha chavez is still making decisions for the country. he's unable to be sworn in nor a new term this month. faith plays a miningor role in many american's lives. it's also very important in washington. that's why it's fitting that the final celebration is at the
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national cathedral. the spirit actual home of the nation. it was 80 years ago for fdr's first inauguration that a national prayer service was held. white house correspondent dan lothian. jeff mason and john black is the producer for dan, i want to start with you. kind of set up the event for us. >> reporter: well, as you pointed out, it's a long tradition that happens here at the national cathedral on inauguration after the inauguration the president is coming here. a chance for people to read from the bible and other spiritual books and to pray for the president, the vice president as they look to take on some of the big challenges of their second terms. i saw a lot of dignitaries showing up here this morning to take part in this service. i should point out in this long tradition which most recently has been fairly consistent since
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former president ronald regan's second inauguration, it did take a little bit of a break when former president bill clinton did not have his service here and, in fact, for both of his services they were held at the ame church, historically african-american church here in washington, d.c. so it's a combination of prayers here but also some choirs, some bands will be playing music here as well. again, launching the president into his second term essentially. >> and, john, i want to ask you about the significance of holding the ceremony at the national cathedral. i know it's the spiritual home for the united states, but also not so long ago it came to light that same-sex marriage ceremonies will take place inside the national cathedral. >> well, i think it's part of what makes obama exceptional. we think of him as a racial pioneer, the first african-american president, but i think he's also a religious
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pioneer. so to have a same-sex marriage to talk about it in such a public way in the national cathedral. to also support it as a president, that's never been done before. >> and it also entered into who is going to lead the prayer service, right? the reverend adam hamilton, a methodist, is going to lead the service. he lands on the conservative side of the issue of gay marriage. unlike the first choice who was dead sed against gay marriage, he's going to lead the prayer service at the national cathedral. >> right. i think the religious right has had a monopoly on what is a christian. and to have the original pastor lou giglio, his so-called anti-gay remarks became public, to have him disinvited is pretty extraordinary. this is something really new. >> and, jeff, i think that some
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americans might not think that president obama is all that religious because he doesn't go to a physical church every sunday. >> that's true, he does not. the obama family did not join a church when they moved to washington, and i remember in the white house press room the first couple of years asking pretty regularly, have they chosen a church, are they going to go to a church? they ended up not doing so. they go once in a while. they occasionally go across the street to st. john's episcopal church as they did yesterday. the white house says the president is religious, he attends services at camp david, at the chapel there. he's talked frequently about his christian faith and how it influences him and how it influences his job. >> the president prays in an unusual way, too, jeff. i understand he does it via blackberry often. >> i didn't know that. i think he does talk about prayer and the blackberry is also an important part of his life so the fact that those two are connected is kind of funny,
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but he certainly prays a lot. he talks about that. he talks about the influence that that has had on his individual journey, both before coming to the white house and since he's been here. >> i know that because i did a story on it. the president has a group of pastors throughout the country that he communicates with in times of his spiritual needs, and maybe you know more about this, john. >> yeah, he has kind of a spiritual cabinet. there are some people who say that this spiritual cabinet has really shaped the evolution of his faith, that in fact he's become a little bit more conservative, a little bit more evangelical because of the spiritual cabinet. >> back out to you, dan. the bidens will be there, the obamas will be there. who else will be in attendance today? >> reporter: that's right. i mean, you know, you were talking about some of the people taking part in this service today, and another person, reverend nancy wilson. she is getting some focus this morning because she is an openly gay minister. she will be taking part in this
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service along with some other notables who have started arriving here this morning. you know, i just wanted to add something to the discussion you were just having a short time ago where, in fact, president obama and i, in fact, had asked that some of those early briefings when the president was going to be joining a congregation and time and time again top aids like to point out that the president, in fact, does spend a lot of time praying, does spend a lot of time with spiritual advisors and has these daily in these frequent devotions where he gets prayers, where he reads from the bible, and so he does a lot of this in private, not like some other president sz who make take frequent trips to church. you will see the president go out on special occasions and as jeff mason pointed out will often or sometimes walk across the street to church, but he does a lot of his spiritual work behind the scenes. he talks about it publicly, but he does a lot of it behind the scenes. >> and, jeff, i did notice, you
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know, especially when the president gave a speech after newtown that the president is more apt to talk about faith and quote from scripture than he was perhaps a few years ago. >> he does. you certainly heard it at newtown. you hear it in events like that where he's playing the role not just of president but of griever in chief and of somebody who is there to sympathize and console others. you'll also hear him talk about the role that the church has played in his life when he speaks to others in the african-american community and the other thing you talked about earlier about this playing a role today, you know, he's been to church three times over the last three days and so the religion and the spiritual aspect of inauguration, it was clearly important to him for these celebrations this weekend as well. >> and, john, you know, a final question for you before we have to head into a break. there were some people saying why does religion have to be
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injected at all into our inaugural celebration? for example, why does the president have to take the oath of office on a bible? >> i think that's part of our country's history. i heard a story, we just don't elect a president, we elect a high priest. i think we couldn't have it any other way. why not? aren't times changing? people are becoming much less religious in this country. >> they are. in fact, the fastest growing religious group of people are not affiliated with any religious group, but when i hear people talk about united states being a christian nation, that's a powerful impulse in a public life. if a public figure, particularly one like president obama, if he strays away from christ tee knit at this, he might get more attention than he wants. >> the inaugural prayer service is coming up and we'll bring you
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division of atari is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy so it's going to be business as usual while it undergoes its restructuring. what it essentially is trying to do is free itself from its french parents. this is more of a strategic bankruptcy if you can think of it that way. a tear ri's been unprofitable for years. it lost about $5 million last year. it warned of a loss this year. now what it plans to do is borrow $5 million to restructure its debt and its costs. so this is all pretty typical of chapter 11 proceedings, carol. >> what happens next? >> okay. so what it's looking to do is sell off some of its asset, the logo, the game catalogs. the video game pioneer has plenty to offer. it has plenty of games. pong, centipede. people still like to play this game. >> i loved centipede. >> i do too. it's really addicting. go back and see how boring it is
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honda recalling 748,000 honda mini vans and pilot suvs. the driver side airbag may have been assembled without rivets to secure the plastic cover. if they're missing, the airbag may not properly deploy. it's honda's second recall of those in a month. one utah resident probably wasn't expecting to see this. a massive boulder crashing into her home. the woman who was home at the time was injured. she was taken to the hospital. she has since checked out but understandably decided to check into a motel to recover. not known yet what caused that boulder to come loose. today marks the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade. the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. legalizing abortion remains one of the biggest single issues that shaped american culture, both legally and politically. with the sides both deeply entrenched, anti-abortion groups are reaching across the divide and harnessing the power of celebrity to celebrate the
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cause. >> a pop star was born. >> my name is patty malle te te, i'm the mother of justin bieber. >> she's pushing an antiabortion message. she hopes to raise $10 million to fight abortion through a movie she produced called "crescendo." the movie stars former miss u.s.a. ali landry. it's produced by a former atheist, jason jones, whose website movie to movement promotes faith-based movies. one of jones's most famous movies, 2016, obama's america. >> god, if we're going to end abortion we need rich people, powerful people, famous people. we need hollywood to step up. >> he has his wish in bieber's mother. "crescendo" screenings will serve as fundraisers for these centers which mass car raid as all inclusive women's health
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centers when in reality they don't mention abortion as an option. those centers of late have been heavily promoted by another celebrity mom, pam tebow, tim's mom, who often speaks to women in crisis. here are the tebows in an interview with the christian group, focus on the family. >> girls have those options. they have a choice, and god really has his hand on the situation. there are so many people out there willing to help if they give them the chance. >> first thing i would say to you if you have a surprise pregnancy is god loves you. god loves you, and he loves your baby. there are lots of people that will help you don't kill your baby. >> while tim tebow has embraced his mother's anti-abortion advocacy, justin bieber appears
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guess what, more frigid temperatures and blinding snow on the way. meteorologist jennifer delgado is here to tell us how much worse it could get. >> hi, carol. we're going to be dealing with the cold temperatures and snow for a couple of days. want to give you an idea how cold it has been. imagine if you're going outside and it feels like minus 51 degrees. in some parts it felt like minus 42. that's the reality when you're heading out the door for parts of the upper midwest, even into the ohio valley. you want to make sure you're layering on a lot of clothes because temperatures are going to struggle to get above freezing. this is a look at some of the current conditions right now. minus 35. that's what it feels like in duluth. minus 23 in milwaukee. these numbers are going to be very slow to warm as we go through the next couple of days. right now we still have a winter weather advisory or should say wind chill advisory in place anywhere you're seeing in blue. that means some of these values are going to go down to minus 50
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when you're talking about the cold. say if you're outside for roughly 10 minutes, wind chill value of minus 30, do you know you can actually get frostbite for being out there for ten minutes if you're enduring even light winds. you certainly want to make sure you're protecting the body, especially your face and hands and of course your head. notice this cold weather is in parts of the mid-atlantic and new england. some of those advisories are going to last until tomorrow morning but those wind chill values being bitterly cold. the other part of the story, the snow. carol showed you some of the video of the car accidents. all of this lake effect snow. right now it's fairly quiet but i can tell you we're going to continue to see more of that snow piling up. in fact, some of these locations we can see nearly three feet of snow once everything is done. we'll see heavy snow from cleveland into eerie and you can see the video coming out of the region not very far from cleveland. the kids are actually enjoying the snowfall. they always do because they get that extra snow day, but certainly, carol, it's going to
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be very cold out there. dangerous. it looks like it's not going to be warming up until possibly as we get into later this week or the weekend. that's a lot of snow especially for parts that haven't had to use their shovels in quite a while. >> seems like ohio, lake eerie. ontario. >> they're used to that there. >> three feet? i know. >> we live in atlanta. we don't like that. >> no, we don't. president obama is sworn in for a second term. that wasn't the only thing making news at the inauguration. we'll recap some of the most memorable moments. just one bie wod delight... ♪
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politicians, pop stars, and men in trees? yes. all of that on display during president obama's incompetent august gur rags. jeanne moos has a look at some of the day's memorable and unscripted moments. >> reporter: it was a day that got off with a bang. not that bang, the bangs on michelle obama. >> and the bangs, let's not forget the bangs. >> reporter: it was also a day of odd couples. beyonce and jay-z rubbing shoulders with newt gingrich and calissta. >> reporter: audio problems for beyonce to pull out her earpiece, but she still nailed
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the star spangled banner. the president, on the other hand, blew one little word as he took the oath. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> reporter: no stumbling by sasha as she literally skipped and ran from place to place. sasha guy rated, malia danced as they waited for the if he is stifts to begin. sasha kept picking at and wiping stuff off her coat. when the brooklyn tabernacle choir sang ♪ >> reporter: the president may or may not have wiped a tear from his face. a second later he definitely winked. singer kelly clarkson's rendition of "my country 'tis of thee" got a one word review from senator chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: of course, there were a few media flubs. >> morgan freeman, i think. bill russell, i'm sorry. >> the freedom of every soul on earth. >> it continued. i stopped but it continued. welcome back to our -- welcome back to our

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